Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  This is an especially happy day for me because today I delivered Laura Whitney Couture samples to Luxe Bridal Boutique!  That's right, I'm in a brick & mortar boutique!!   I'm so stoked!

Luxe is an absolutely beautiful bridal salon in Minneapolis that caters specifically to the Plus-sized bride!  If you are above a size 6 and have ever shopped for a wedding gown you know how frustrating it is to not be able to try on any gowns that even come close to fitting!  Not a problem at Luxe, as they carry designer gowns from size 12-30 and now they carry Laura Whitney Couture bridal boleros!   I even designed a new bolero exclusively for Luxe brides!  (I would've taken a picture but I left my camera at the new years party I attended.  Whoops!)   It's a 3/4 sleeve duchess satin number with a little blingbling on it!  In addition, our Buttercream style and the super popular Basilica Bridal Bolero are also there!   Stop in to try them on for size, but make an appointment soon if you are going on the weekend, since they don't have many January weekend spots left!   You will love their stylish boutique (I'm dieing over their Moroccan patterned wallpaper!) and their spacious dressing rooms! Not to mention that Shayna, the owner, is just a doll!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Interior Design Love: Chevron

I know we've been seeing it all throughout 2011 but I think we'll still see plenty of chevron this coming year, only it will be used in even more clever and awesome ways!  I would LOVE to have a chevron accent wall in my home but I just don't know where.  Here are some of my favorite inspirations!

Good morning!  Sorry for the lack of posts recently.  My well meaning husband decided to update some things on our computer and it was on the fritz for a couple days! 

Okay but on to a little personal bitch time... Why is it so freaking hard to find an attractive winter boot you can actually wear in the snow?  Honestly, the boots with tread & traction, the boots with warm lining, the boots that will make your toes happy, are all SO ugly!
And the boots that look good, even the ones that are combat style and supposed to be rugged are actually ridiculous!  It looks like a combat boot but it has no tread.  It may be lined in warm sheep skin but the outside is made of suede?  What!?!   Whoever thought of that must not live where there is actual snow, salt & slush because, NewsFlash!, suede is not waterproof and in fact gets stained by water!  You want something that can survive some wet slushy stuff so you're thinking, "Okay I'll look for rubber, or at the least leather or vinyl."  Good luck because it's a sea of unlined, very unwarm rubber & vinyl boots out there.  Oh and did I mention all the fact that I'm on a budget?  If I wasn't I think these would be for me!  They are nearly $200 and currently only available in size 5.5, so that's lame, but just look and what a well designed boot it is!  Warm fleece lining, beautifully simplistic leather outer(reminiscent of an English riding boot), and a deep rubber tread!   Perfect!

Timberland Women's Mount Holly Waterproof Fleece-Lined Boot

I guess I will have to keep looking and hopefully I can find something before winter is over so I can actually get out and enjoy it!